Jul 21, 2011 2:00am PDT
, this is "the daily show with jon stewart." captioning sponsored by comedy central [theme song playing] [applause] >> jon: welcome to "the daily show." boom. got a good one for you tonight. we got a good one for you tonight. i is jon stewart. our guest tonight, focus, boy, focus, our guest tonight steve carell for... [laughter] anyway, i look forward to meeting the young man. our top story, of course, tonight, once again, the continuing revelation in the british tabloid "news of the world" scandal. as you may recall, yesterday news corp owner montgomery burns was called before parliament for a dramatic three-hour testimony so intense the media mogul managed to stay awake. [laughter] he managed to stay awake for nearly all of it. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> jon: 'tis true. for nearly 80 years rupert murdoch has had, for lack of a better term, the "run of the planet." dominion over all that he surveys. but yesterday, july 19, in the year of our murdoch 2011, was the day that the aussie iconoclast had to accept that ultimately he is responsible for the fiasco. >> mr. mur
Jul 25, 2011 9:30am PDT
shouldn't have said it. [laughter] >> jon: i wonder if wendi deng would approve of willie geist's scowl. no. seriously, her scowl puts his scowl... makes his scowl almost look like approval. you know what that means, scowl-off. let me try. here we go. oh, boy, i feel terrible. rushing this morning to get a cab, and i accidentally knocked someone over. i know, willie, bad. i'm sorry. although many my defense, pregnant people take up a lot of room, and... oh, oh. anyway, that was rupert murdoch. what about england's second most powerful man, david cameron, whose hiring of the former "news of the world" editor andy colson as his press secretary despite colson having resigned in the first round of "news of the world" accusations. >> crunch time for david cameron. lawmakers are determined to ask him questions about what many consider an uncomfortably close relationship between him and rupert murdoch's empire. cameron ended a trip to africa early to make this appearance. >> jon: wow. ended a trip to be openly questioned by parliament. okay. i'll bite. if he's willing to do this, i imagine it'
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
in our team covering it this morning. jake tapper, jon karl on capitol hill. jon, given the deadlock, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says he doesn't think a deal can be reached, so he's come up with a last-ditch fallback which puts the burden on the president. >> reporter: last choice option, only if the talks completely collapse. it's complicated but the bottom line is, it would give the president the auththity on his own to gradually raise that debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion between now and the election. the political burden is all the president's. he can do it without spending cuts and even in the face of opposition from the majority in congress. but i've got to tell you, george i talked to a lot of republicans in the house, rank and file, who say it's not acceptable. they want real spending cut, a lot of them and nothing else. >> there's no guarantee of spending cuts even though it would avoid tax increases. let me bring in jake tapper for the response on that. any openness in the white house to that and where do they think the talks are right now? are they as pessim
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: computer programmer jon bradley's software revealed the damning evidence. but after he testified, bradley tells nbc news he checked the results and discovered a software glitch. there was but one search for chloroform, not 84. defense attorney jose baez tells nbc news prosecutors never told him when they found that out, as required by law. but in a statement issued tuesday, the orange county state attorney's office said all of this information was disclosed to the defense in a timely manner. former federal prosecutor kendall coffey. >> prosecutors want to win, but they have to do it the right way. and that means a duty to turn over evidence that's helpful to the defense even if that causes the prosecutor to lose the trial. >> reporter: as both sides continue to spar outside the courtroom, we still do not know where casey anthony is. she could be at one of several mental health facilities that are not far from this location here. her lawyers certainly say she needs attention after spending three years solitary in a jail cell, or she could be in california at the beach. we just don